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post #421 of 490
Kalinda not only is a snappy dresser,but can do some serious driving.
post #422 of 490
The only quibble I have with the show at the moment is the new fake Irish lawyer. Not sure what he brings to the table, for me at the moment he is totally a waste of time, rather they be focusing on the main characters.

Loved the two mother's scene, It would be fun to watch them locked in a room for a few hours shooting daggers at each other.
post #423 of 490
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The only quibble I have with the show at the moment is the new fake Irish lawyer. Not sure what he brings to the table, for me at the moment he is totally a waste of time, rather they be focusing on the main characters.

I think the character Boyle is there as an avatar of a younger Will, to do the kinds of things a younger Will might have done but now can't, in pursuit of LG'a resurgence. He is the agent of unbridled ambition.

I also like Jason O'Mara quite a lot. He was great in the US version of Life on Mars, even if the show itself had a few issues, and completely wasted in last year's Vegas. It's good to see him on a quality show like this one.

I agree that if there's one thing wrong, it's that there are so many good storylines and interesting characters that many of them don't seem to get enough attention. An embarrassment of riches.
post #424 of 490
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The only quibble I have with the show at the moment is the new fake Irish lawyer. Not sure what he brings to the table, for me at the moment he is totally a waste of time, rather they be focusing on the main characters.

Loved the two mother's scene, It would be fun to watch them locked in a room for a few hours shooting daggers at each other.
Actually, Jason O'Mara is Irish in real life. He has just spoken with an American accent in recent TV shows.
post #425 of 490
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Actually, Jason O'Mara is Irish in real life. He has just spoken with an American accent in recent TV shows.

Yes, but the character Boyle is "fake Irish." So it's an interesting question: is O'Mara just using his natural accent, or has he concocted an "American speaking with a fake Irish accent" accent? I don't actually recall hearing O'Mara talk in interviews etc. well enough to know which might be true
post #426 of 490
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The only quibble I have with the show at the moment is the new fake Irish lawyer. Not sure what he brings to the table, for me at the moment he is totally a waste of time, rather they be focusing on the main characters.

Agreed. Watching Kalinda tail this guy is nothing but pointless filler.
post #427 of 490
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I think the character Boyle is there as an avatar of a younger Will, to do the kinds of things a younger Will might have done but now can't, in pursuit of LG'a resurgence. He is the agent of unbridled ambition.

 

I agree. By design he hired someone more than willing to go where he couldn't. Like his lady friends of late how he handles them will go a long way in finding out how well he is recovering.

post #428 of 490
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Eli's spittake at the end of this episode capped another great episode.

Eli and Alan Cumming who plays him are nothing short of excellent. I love that character and the actor.

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Great episode as usual! Since there were no previews, I assume there will be no new episodes until after the holidays.

That's my bet since this was the Christmas-themed episode.
post #429 of 490
Alan Cumming is fantastic. Should win an Emmy for work on Good Wife.
post #430 of 490
The show should be back new mid-January if I recall. December is a dead month for TV, I'm surprised the CW is still running new content next week.
post #431 of 490
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Alan Cumming is fantastic. Should win an Emmy for work on Good Wife.
I find it interesting that he has such a thick accent in real life that he's almost not understandable, and yet he is able to suppress all that with a very serviceable American accent. That must be quite a chore.
post #432 of 490
She's a pretty snappy un-dresser, as well! I see a threesome on the horizon ...
post #433 of 490
"She"?.....

I'd better make sure my DVR is set! rolleyes.gif
post #434 of 490

Drama of the year: The Good Wife (CBS)

How do you choose between Bad, with its eight-episode run, and Good Wife, which produced 22 over the calendar year, when the shows work on such vastly different playing fields? We may be forced to come Emmy time, but for now, let's just be glad we had them both — and carve out a special spot for Wife, which is as smart and enjoyable as any series, anywhere. It goes to show that when the broadcast networks have the will in the drama field, they still have the way. If only they had the will more often.

 

From the HOTP thread...

 

http://www.avsforum.com/t/838060/hot-off-the-press-the-latest-tv-news-and-information/91350#post_24135198

 

New episodes start this Sunday.

post #435 of 490
Looking forward to new episodes .
post #436 of 490
Worth the wait,Eli may be in hot water with the ballots issue.
post #437 of 490
Least compelling episode in a while, for me, but still plenty to like.

I didn't understand why they took the case once they knew the plaintiffs didn't have the "derivative rights." Buying them retroactively, without researching whether they were even legally available, seemed stupid. So the weak legal case colored the whole episode negatively for me. The Will/Diane and Kalinda/Damian stuff didn't do much for me either.

Matthew Lillard's delight in all things legal was hilarious. The duel between Will and Alicia was also pretty funny. The two musicologists' exchange made me laugh out loud. And Peter Bogdonovitch? What?

The whole episode sort of felt like a deep breath before another arc begins, and the reappearance of the boxes of votes seems to indicate where that arc may come from. I have no doubt it will get all dense and twisty again right quick.
post #438 of 490
Awesome episode last night. I don't typically watch this show, but did last night and enjoyed it.
post #439 of 490
I liked it also, but I have a feeling Peter B. might have been a red herring.
Edited by BoilerJim - 1/6/14 at 2:39pm
post #440 of 490
I found it odd that I was on top of things for a change... this episode was clearly inspired by the real-life scenario that happened not so long ago with Glee and Sir Mix-a-lot's Baby Got Back... I remember reading about that online, but never heard how it sorted out legally.
post #441 of 490
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I found it odd that I was on top of things for a change... this episode was clearly inspired by the real-life scenario that happened not so long ago with Glee and Sir Mix-a-lot's Baby Got Back... I remember reading about that online, but never heard how it sorted out legally.

Jonathan Coulton on Seeing His Glee Flap Play out on The Good Wife
post #442 of 490
The episode desperately needed somebody to say that the song had too many notes.
post #443 of 490
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The episode desperately needed somebody to say that the song had too many notes.

The Emperor isn't afraid to say it.
post #444 of 490
I seem to be in the minority here, but I thought this last episode was one of the silliest episodes of the series. The actual legal aspects were laughable as rdclark mentioned, but even worse was the infantile behaviour of Will and Alicia in the courtroom. It seemed like this episode was written by the writers of Grey's Anatomy, where everyone has the emotional maturity of a young teenager. Suddenly Will can't even think straight in court because Alicia wore a skirt? Dreadful writing that is way beneath this show.
post #445 of 490
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I seem to be in the minority here, but I thought this last episode was one of the silliest episodes of the series. The actual legal aspects were laughable as rdclark mentioned, but even worse was the infantile behaviour of Will and Alicia in the courtroom. It seemed like this episode was written by the writers of Grey's Anatomy, where everyone has the emotional maturity of a young teenager. Suddenly Will can't even think straight in court because Alicia wore a skirt? Dreadful writing that is way beneath this show.

Not just that Alicia wore a skirt. She wore the outfit that she wore the first time she and Will had sex. The two were pushing each others buttons. Will's reaction was overboard (IMHO), but it underscored that she still affects him emotionally.
post #446 of 490
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I seem to be in the minority here, but I thought this last episode was one of the silliest episodes of the series. The actual legal aspects were laughable as rdclark mentioned, but even worse was the infantile behaviour of Will and Alicia in the courtroom. It seemed like this episode was written by the writers of Grey's Anatomy, where everyone has the emotional maturity of a young teenager. Suddenly Will can't even think straight in court because Alicia wore a skirt? Dreadful writing that is way beneath this show.

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Not just that Alicia wore a skirt. She wore the outfit that she wore the first time she and Will had sex. The two were pushing each others buttons. Will's reaction was overboard (IMHO), but it underscored that she still affects him emotionally.
Totally agree with crabboy and disagree with rsambuca, especially the last two sentences. For those who watch regularly, it was obvious why Alicia wore the outfit she did. The low-cut blouse and the memory of that first night were more than enough to get Will a bit flustered. It's a TV show, people!!

By the way, I also like Grey's Anatomy. rolleyes.gif
post #447 of 490

Admittedly the competition isn't much but somehow The Good Wife won the People's Choice Award for favorite Network TV Drama...

 

Favorite Network TV Drama

"Chicago Fire"
"The Good Wife"
"Grey's Anatomy"
"Nashville"
"Parenthood"

 

And when you look at who won favorite new TV drama you have to wonder who's voting... even more surprisingly the The Good Wife won.

 

Favorite New TV Drama
"Dracula"
"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD"
"The Originals"
"Reign"
"Sleepy Hollow"
 

 

This week we get three new Bruce Springsteen songs so it should be a great ride...

 

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bruce-springsteen-debuting-new-music-on-the-good-wife-20140102

post #448 of 490
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Not just that Alicia wore a skirt. She wore the outfit that she wore the first time she and Will had sex. The two were pushing each others buttons. Will's reaction was overboard (IMHO), but it underscored that she still affects him emotionally.
They made it quite clear what particular skirt it was and why she wore it. It was just completely out of character for Will to act the way he did in court. These guys are pros, and to have him suddenly turn into a stammering high school boy was beyond silly.

I still think that The Good Wife is the best non-cable series, but this one was a stinker. One of the things that the writers have always managed to do on this show was keep the zany antics away from the main characters. Diane, Will, and Alicia have always basically been played straight up, with the guest characters and side characters bringing the craziness in a good way, whether it is Eli and is over-the-top histrionics, David Lee's narcissistic do anything approach, Lizbeth Tassioni's flakiness, etc... To suddenly bring in the craziness to Will and Alicia after 5 years is clumsy for this show.
post #449 of 490
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 To suddenly bring in the craziness to Will and Alicia after 5 years is clumsy for this show.

 

Disagree. It's the prior five years that justify such behavior. Of course they are focusing on it to reflect how they are attempting to deal with the separation. In reality it had zero effect and wasn't the least bit crazy... :)

post #450 of 490
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To suddenly bring in the craziness to Will and Alicia after 5 years is clumsy for this show.

I agree with this. Will and Alicia have always been shown as capable of handling extraordinary stress without it impeding their courtroom performance. To say that echoes of their relationship are enough to overcome that is to say a great, great deal... which would be fine, if it were true. If they really were saying that they can't get over each other to such an extent that they can't function professionally because of it. That would be something they'd have to deal with.

But they weren't doing that. They were going against character in order to be funny, which is sort of the definition of "cheap laugh."

But it was funny.
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